Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trippin’ With Mom…

I asked Mom when we’re loadin’ up the car if she had a map. “Oh No, I know it by heart!”

I’m not sure but I think it’s my navigator’s fault for me not turnin’ on the right roads or missin’ an exit. Becuz no matter where me and my passenger go, we always get lost.

Call me crazy but I think my navigators do not pay attention to where we’re goin’!!

Someone that’s been to Texas Umpteen Bazillion times should know the way blindfolded!

“Oh No, I know it by heart!”

I’m thinkin’ it was becuz my mom talked the ENTIRE WAY to Texas. It’s a 5 1/2hr drive and she talked the whole way!!!!

Once while we were lost, we stopped in some Podunk store for her to go pee and she came out with FRESH BAKED BROWNIES… Freshly baked in India 6 months ago and shipped to Oklahoma!!! They tasted like shoes smell!! I kid you not!

Thank God!! She bought vinegar and salt pork rinds to kill all that icky brownie taste in my mouth!

So after being lost in Oklahoma, and the history she has had with Paris, Texas, she called her niece for directions to get thru Paris.

“Oh No, I know it by heart!”

It’s not a big town. But once she was stuck on the loop around Paris and circled 3 times before stoppin’ and askin’ for directions.

Her niece told us to stay on Hwy 19… just a little bit on 19.

After driving 8 miles I began to get a bit nervous. To me a little bit means a mile or two. But this is Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas!

Mom said, “don’t get your panties in a wad. We’ll come to the turn in a bit. We’re not lost. I know where you are and you know where I am and I’m not lost.”


“Oh No, I know it by heart!”

Turns out a bit in Texas is 22 miles!!

When we drove to Gainesville, I asked my cousin, “Is everything in Texas an hour away?” Every time we went somewhere it took us and hour or more to get there!!

Ask MzAngie!! She had to drive an Hour Just To Come See Me!!!

In Oklahoma, everything is 20 minutes away. I kid you not!

Except Tulsa… it’s an hour from me.

Well when we finally came to an area that Mom actually knew by heart, it was all good. We arrived safe and sound to the Lake Tawakoni area… which is translated into DumbBlonde and called Lake Mini Tonka Truck.

Numerous time.

Hey! You see things one way and I see things in a whole different light!

And that’s just the drive down…


The Gaelic Wife said...

Are you sure your name isn't really Thelma?

Princess Of All said...

Lake Mini Tonka Truck sounds good to me! I hate getting lost. I do it well.

Katy said...

So funny--you're right about Texas--NOTHING is close to anything else in that state. Here in NOLA, after twenty minutes, you've probably driven through a couple of cities.